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Top 30 Achievements by Mountain Top on the Move since founding in 1986
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1. Helped to establish a new, much improved Post Office in Mountain Top.
2. Conducted voter registration drives
3. Sponsored anti-liter programs through out community
4. For 25 years, sponsored, organized, and ran the annual 4th of July Parade, which has now become one of the largest events in the Greater Mountain Top Area, as well as, the largest Independence Day Parade in Luzerne County.
5. Helped to defeat and stop tolling of Interstate 80 (after the law was passed) in order to protect our town from heavy diversionary traffic as well as to protect jobs in Crestwood industrial Park. MTOTM played a major role with state-wide anti-tolling Alliance.
6. Worked with Penn Dot to place “Mountain Top” signs along both Interstate 80 and Interstate 81.
7. Worked with Penn Dot to identify problem and to convert part of Route 309 into a five lane section of highway in order to alleviate traffic problems at Kirby Avenue and the Triangle Intersections.
8. Numerous and substantial donations to Mt. Top Kirby Library, St. Paul’s Free Medical Clinic, Wright Twp Park, St. Paul’s Free Kitchen, Wright Twp Fireworks.
9. Initiated both long and short range planning efforts to improve image of “downtown” Mt. Top.
10. Sponsored creation of Mountain Top Business Alliance.
11. Initiated annual Christmas Tree Lighting event with arrival of Santa in Mt. Top.
12. Published complete new map of Greater Mountain Top Area---twice.
13. Initiated the creation and establishment of the Alberdeen Recreational Sports Complex.
14. Established, as a tradition, the Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Wright Twp Veterans’ Memorial.
15. Established a web site to promote benefits of Mt. Top as a great place to live.
16. Accepted seats on EPA’s Foster Wheeler/Church Road TCE Super Fund Site’s Community Advisory Group (CAG). Help oversee and publicize site work and EPA activities to keep community informed about clean up progress.
17. Established annual tradition of a Flag Raising Ceremony after the 4th of July Parade at the Wright Twp Building.
18. Established a Face Book site to promote Community activities.
19. Honored services of Mt. Top Area Police Chiefs and Fire Chiefs.
20. Organized and hosted a community breakfast to honor FIVE Mountain Top Area Olympic candidates.
21. Publicly recognized many prominent community leaders for their lifetimes of community service, and worked to have some citizens recognized by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
22. Organized and sponsored the 4th of July Festival for many years.
23. Organized and hosted the first public hearing in Pennsylvania on Act 44 to inform the public of efforts to toll Interstate 80. (Chairman of PA Turnpike Commission attended.)
24. Beautification recognition and clean up projects along Route 309.
25. Hosted numerous “Summits” of volunteer organizations in Mt. Top to facilitate an exchange of ideas among volunteer groups.
26. Organized, sponsored, and spun off Mountain Top Area Recreation Association to pursue its own projects.
27. Assisted in the founding of the Mountain Top Historical Society.
28. Periodically assisted with acquiring volunteers for the areas’ Fire and Ambulance Associations.
29. Purchased a specially constructed stage to be used for ceremonies at Wright Twp.
30. Numerous area legislators are invited and regularly attend our 4th of July events in order to meet the people of Mt. Top. These have included representatives from Congress, as well as, the Pennsylvania State House and Senate.

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